Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More news about "TIDEL Park Coimbatore Ltd (TPCL)"

TIDEL Park Coimbatore Ltd (TPCL), spread over 9.5 acre in Coimbatore SEZ and is now ready in terms of infrastructure. Anand Purusothaman, CEO of Payoda which is the first company to move in, said, it was one of the best decisions to move to TPCL and that it has payed off really well in the 3-4 months they have stayed there.

"Coimbatore is a Tier II city with Tier I capabilities," he said. His company has taken up 17,000 square feet in the park and plans to buy more space as they are happy with the facilities and the advantages of the location. "It's right next to major educational institutions and we just walk to these campuses for recruitment," he added.

Susan Mathew, chairperson and MD, (Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) and chairperson, TIDEL Park Coimbatore said that Coimbatore has been doing really well and now accounts for 30% share (in revenue terms) of the engineering sector from the state.

"In the park, the space for IT companies is 9.14 lakh square feet. It was built at a cost of Rs 407 crore. All approvals have been received and it is ready. Located at just 2 KM from the with Airport and 7 KM from the railway station," she said.

The promoters of TPCL are TIDEL (52.5%), Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited - ELCOT (25%), TIDCO (20%) and Software Technology Parks of India-STPI(2.5%). "Coimbatore was declared the fourth best city in India in terms of investment by a study conducted by CII," said N Sundaradevan, principal secretary (industries) highlighting the advantages of Coimbatore.

"It's cost advantage is 34% compared to Chennai, 21% compared to Madurai, 35% compared to Trichy and 36% compared to Salem." Coimbatore is fast emerging as an IT hub mainly for the talent pool it pos-sesses. According to Nasscom, 40% of the fresher hiring in the Indian IT in-dustry happens in the 9 districts in and around Coimbatore.

Bhamathi Prakash, MD of Merrill technology services which will be moving into the park in November and has taken up 18,000 square feet, said that Coimbatore was a great location because of weather and talent pool. "We plan to recruit 300 people by the end of this year," she said. "Overall, the exports from Indian IT industry currently stand at Rs 48,000 crore and will reach Rs 70,000 crore by the end of this year," said K Purushothaman, regional director of Nasscom.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Coimbatore firm builds 'longest' periscope for Kalpakkam plant

A 10-metre long periscope manufactured by a city-based firm for a nuclear reactor at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam was dedicated to the nation on Monday. The manufacturers claimed that the periscope was the longest in the world.

Manufactured at a cost of Rs 3.9 crore by Coimbatore-based Visual Education Aids (P) Ltd (VEA) in collaboration with IGCAR and others, the periscope was handed over to Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam (Bhavini), Kalpakkam, by IGCAR director S C Chetal here.

Built with specification from Bhavini and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre over a period of two-and-half years, the periscope can function under high temperature and radiation. This periscope has facilities for scanning the area of interest, image zooming, image relay, image focusing and image rotation, which are motorised and can be remotely operated by an operator with a remote control panel.

Chetal claimed that developing the periscope was a major step's in the country's goal to become self-sufficient in technology and is a good example of public-private partnership to produce world class quality equipment.

He said except two reactors in Tarapur and another two in Tamil Nadu all the other eight nuclear reactors have been indigenously built. India plans to generate 20,000 MW of power through nuclear reactor in the next two decades. More reactors would come up in next decade, he added.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Coimbatore to become a Greener city.

All industrial concerns in Coimbatore and surrounding areas will devote 25 percent of their total occupancy areas to develop green belts. This was decided at a meeting of industrialists and pollution control board officials, organized by Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA) on Friday.

It was also decided to evolve plans to increase green cover in the district by planting large number of trees. The relevant authorities plan to act tough against manufacturers who use plastic carry bags less than 40 microns in thickness.

Pledging to fight against noise pollution, the participants urged all industrial units to implement proper measures to control noise, dust as well as water pollution. The pollution control board will be in constant touch with industrial units to solve issues of pollution. District Environmental Engineer K Kamaraj, who was chief guest at the meeting, said industrial units can apply on-line for services of TNPC Board.

He also sought the cooperation of industrialists in checking pollution effectively. Kamaraj gave a brief outline of pollution control legislations and supportive rules to representatives of the industrial units.
All the district level officials of the board also participated in the meeting and they sought the cooperation of industrial units in tackling the challenges posed by Municipal Solid Waste, Hazardous Wastes and Bio-Medical Wastes.

Industrialists wanted cooperation of the board in ensuring sustainable development without any damage to the environment. They told the board to bring all industrial units in the district under Coimbatore District office of the board. A number of units in the district are under the jurisdiction of Tirupur District Office.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Anand - Featured among most inspiring entrepreneurs (

I just want to share one of my happiest moments with all my blog readers. I am being featured in

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Inventor of Wet grinder.

Have you ever wondered who invented wet grinder, that helps makes out South Indian famous idlis and dosas? Without it my breakfast is unthinkable. Here goes the story.

It was indeed a unique wedding gift. Indrani was told by her fiancée days ahead of their marriage that she would not get tired at his house by preparing rice batter for idlis and dosas using the traditional south Indian style manual wet grinding stone.

On reaching her husband P Sabhapathy's home near Town Hall in Coimbatore, Indrani found a unique device that can revolutionise the whole concept of batter making. The device was called 'Wet Grinder' and it was invented by none other than her husband Sabhapathy.

On her part, Indrani not only accepted the devise as the wedding gift but also strengthened the family's relationship with the whole neighbourhood by allowing others to use it. As a result, the entire street was liberated from the strenuous task of using manual grinding stones.
Sabhapathy's unique invention which made life easy in a small street in Coimbatore in the fifties is now having worldwide appeal.

But it is another story that multi-faceted Sabhapathy left the thriving wet grinder business halfway to engage in several other industrial ventures before succumbing to severe breath ailments around 13 years ago.
"My husband invented the wet grinder in 1955, exactly five years before the marriage. But he made it a commercial product after its introduction as the wedding gift turned a huge success in the locality,'' remembers Indrani, who has turned 68 years of age now.

Though the widow of a highly skilled technocrat who rewrote Coimbatore's industrial scene, Indrani is now leading a Spartan life in the Town Hall area. She has no ill feeling about the way the city conveniently forgotten this great innovator or the lack of mentioning of his name even in the election manifestos.

She is living with her son Sreeram Ganesh, who too in the entrepreneurial arena but focusing exclusively on manufacturing of equipment meant for making bakery food items.